Normandy, a region in northwest France, is a former wine region, a fact that might surprise many, because Normandy is known as a cider region. But Normandy was a region of vineyards (and wine) before being a region of apple trees (and cider). Vineyards were ubiquitous on the slopes of Norman hills in the 11th and 12th centuries, before apple trees started to steadily replace vineyards in the 13th century. Also available in French.
French edition: http://archive.org/details/vin-normand